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Health Implications on Consumption of Food at Fast Food Outlets in Chennai


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1 Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India
     

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Context: The recent lifestyles of youngstershas changed in such a way that, it led to an impact on their dietary patterns. Nowadays youngsters prefer to go for the food which is available in fast food outlets, although these foods are high in caloric content, sugar, salt and fat some of which will also laden with preservatives, there is a great demand for this foods and the expansion of multinational fast foods are the evidence for its growth. The health implication starts with overweight and hypertension which will reduce the life span. Foods prepared at fast food outlets will be at extreme heat to complete the cooking process. Fast foods have become a prominent feature of the diet among youngsters and the main reason is fast food outlets deliver food quickly which is convenient to lifestyle in metro cities and also in developing countries. A balanced and nutritional diet is required to have a healthy life and it is a responsibility of fast food outlets to full fill the dietary requirements of consumers. The objective of the paper is to highlight the health implications on consuming food and beverages with high calorific value, inadequate cooking, food laden with colorings and additives.

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Fast Foods, Food Contamination, Inadequate Cooking, Food Additives, Health Implications.
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H. M. Moyeenudin
Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India
Mark Keith Faraday
Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India
Mark Keith Faraday
Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India
John Williams
Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India
John Williams
Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India
Manivel K.
Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India
Manivel K.
Asst. Professor, School of Hotel and Catering Management, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced, (VISTAS), Chennai, India

Abstract


Context: The recent lifestyles of youngstershas changed in such a way that, it led to an impact on their dietary patterns. Nowadays youngsters prefer to go for the food which is available in fast food outlets, although these foods are high in caloric content, sugar, salt and fat some of which will also laden with preservatives, there is a great demand for this foods and the expansion of multinational fast foods are the evidence for its growth. The health implication starts with overweight and hypertension which will reduce the life span. Foods prepared at fast food outlets will be at extreme heat to complete the cooking process. Fast foods have become a prominent feature of the diet among youngsters and the main reason is fast food outlets deliver food quickly which is convenient to lifestyle in metro cities and also in developing countries. A balanced and nutritional diet is required to have a healthy life and it is a responsibility of fast food outlets to full fill the dietary requirements of consumers. The objective of the paper is to highlight the health implications on consuming food and beverages with high calorific value, inadequate cooking, food laden with colorings and additives.

Keywords


Fast Foods, Food Contamination, Inadequate Cooking, Food Additives, Health Implications.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194783